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Tottenham Hotspur predicted lineup vs Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League

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Antonio Conte has never faced Wolves as a manager
Antonio Conte has never faced Wolves as a manager / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages
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Tottenham Hotspur welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers to the capital in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

Only the division's top two - Manchester City and Liverpool - have won more matches at home in the Premier League this season than Spurs (seven). However, Antonio Conte's unbeaten run in the competition at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was brought to a swift conclusion in midweek by Southampton.

Here's the lineup the Italian tactician may deploy to get back to winning ways on their own turf.


Tottenham Hotspur predicted lineup vs Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Hugo Lloris (GK) - Despite recording his worst save rate (69.8%) since 2014/15, Tottenham's skipper signed a new contract just last month.

Davinson Sanchez (CB) - Scoring at a clip of one goal every 416 Premier League minutes under Conte, Sanchez netted once in the previous 146 hours he spent in the competition.

Cristian Romero (CB) - A devastatingly proactive defender, Romero has hit double digits for yellow cards (hit being the operative word) in his three previous league campaigns in Europe. This term he is averaging one every 125 minutes.

Ben Davies (CB) - As a fixture of the Premier League since his teenage days, Davies' experience clouds the fact that he is just 28 years of age (a year younger than Son Heung-min).

2. Midfielders & wingbacks

Emerson Royal (RWB) - Had events transpired slightly differently, Emerson may have been watching this fixture from the bench while Adama Traore lined up against his former side.

Rodrigo Bentancur (CM) - Granted a jubilant reception for his mere presence and a first simple pass on his Premier League debut in midweek, Bentancur drew genuine gasps of approval for a line-breaking ball with his next touch.

Pierre Hojbjerg (CM) - Having not missed a minute of his past 48 Premier League matches before Conte's arrival, Hojbjerg has failed to complete the full 90 in three of Tottenham's last seven top flight outings.

Sergio Reguilon (LWB) - The 25-year-old Spain international ranks a lofty fourth for expected assists (xA) per 90 among Premier League defenders (per FBref). Rubbing shoulders with Liverpool's famed fullbacks and Chelsea's Reece James - not bad company to keep.

3. Forwards

Lucas Moura (RW) - One of the chief beneficiaries of Conte's arrival, no player has featured more often for the incoming manager than Moura.

Harry Kane (ST) - In his last four league games, Kane has taken as many shots as he could muster under Nuno Espirito Santo's entire tenure (19).

Son Heung-min (LW) - Tottenham's South Korea international is one combination with Kane away from equalling the Premier League record for strike partnership goals held by Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba.


You can read 90min's preview of Tottenham vs Wolves here.

You can read Wolves' predicted lineup here.

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